Commercial HVACs: Extending Your System’s Lifespan

Okanagan weather always keep on changing. This is why it is important to invest in HVAC systems to keep building’s occupants comfortable. Problems with your unit can negatively affect your business operations and productivity of employees. That is why you need to resort to preventive and schedule maintenance.

Why is Schedule and Preventive Maintenance Important?

Preventive and scheduled maintenance helps to ensure you identify problems early before they turn into serious issues. In addition, you can avoid breakdowns that can result in costly replacements and repairs.

What is the Lifespan of Commercial HVACs?

Depending on factors, like daily run-time, the equipment’s proximity to corrosive components, and how properly the system is maintained, the unit can last between 10 and 30 years, with 20 years being the average lifespan. As mentioned, conducting an ongoing and proactive maintenance through a technician’s help at Air Tech Plumbing, Heating, Cooling & Green Energy, may go a long way towards increasing the lifetime of your HVAC.

Maintenance Tips

A properly designed, installed, and maintained commercial HVAC unit must last from 15 to 20 years. But as a property owner, you can do several things to extend that duration. Here are examples of things you can do:

1. Invest in Upgrades

Old systems become energy guzzlers, you know that and we do, too. That is why upgrades comes to play. Do you know why? Modern systems often come with smart technological advancements that boosts overall energy efficiency.

2. Clean the Ducts

Most businesses lack the finances to do a full rework of their duct systems in buildings. And even if they have enough resources to do so, they might regard it as a hindrance to their daily operations. The narrower and older your ducts are, the more important it will be to give them extra care. This may mean ensuring you regularly clean and replace the system’s air filters. Usually, this can be after three months but ensure you monitor the airflow in the facility to determine whether to schedule for replacement earlier.

3. Use Auto Setting

Leaving your unit on for too long can reduce its lifespan and increase monthly bills. Most commercial HVACs come with an auto setting or switch that enables them to sense when to go on and off. Systems that run intermittently last longer and are more energy efficient than unit that operates continuously.

4. Check the Heating Parts

Check several heating parts that can result in fire tragedies when they are in place. Apart from fire tragedies, unchecked heating components can pose serious health risks to your employees. Examples of components you need to check include heat exchanger, burner combustion, and gas pressure. Ensure their connections are in place, plus, there are no cracks and signs of damage.

In conclusion, you will need a technician’s help for all these to work. Professional technicians will not just help you check heating parts and clean ducts. They will also advise you to invest in upgrades and a system with an auto switch to ensure you prolong its lifetime.